Chalk Paint Mason Jars

Are you ready to get busy with some chalk paint and good ol’ mason jars?

I have a simple DIY chalk paint mason jars project to share with all of you wonderful readers today!

Chalk paint mason jars

To start this chalk paint mason jar project, first start with the materials list. This can be altered to your taste and color choices.


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Clear glass mason jars*

Annie Sloan chalk paint, the color Provence was used.

Hazel & Ruby patterned paper*

Modge Podge*

Poly* to seal

Paint brushes, large and small

Sanding block to distress, if desired

Embellishments: Bakers twine*, flowers

chalk paint mason jars DIY


Begin by painting the glass jars. Paint a first coat and let dry for an hour. Then apply a second coat.

chalk paint mason jars DIY


While the jars are drying, cut out the paper that will be decoupaged to the jar lid. Then place glue on top of lid-start smoothing out the paper from the inside of the lid out towards the ends. Let dry.

mason jars DIY chalk paint

If you desire distressing, take your sandpaper block and gently rub areas of paint away to give it that distressed look.

You will now need to seal everything: jars, lids, and bands. I used poly, but wax is also an option.

chalk painted mason jars

And now the really fun part-embellishing. Let your style shine!

annie sloan chalk paint mason jars

There you have it…easy right? These make great teachers gifts-just fill with some Hershey’s kisses and add a personalized message to the tag. And, you can even get the kiddos involved in the whole creative process! So fun.

If you found this tutorial for chalk paint mason jars useful, please pin the image below to your favorite Pinterest board!

embellished mason jars with chalk paint


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  1. Okay seriously, those are absolutely adorable!! I’ve painted mason jars before, for my sister’s wedding… But I didn’t get to keep any of them, and we definitely didn’t do all that cuteness to the lids! I’m totally pinning this project so that I can try this! Such a cute idea.
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  2. I love the look of a pretty painted mason jar The paper you picked makes them look even better!


  3. Soo pretty!! Love the blue and cute toppers. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my FB Page. We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
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  4. These are so adorable and versatile. I can imagine them looking pretty in so many places, mantles, shelves, centerpieces, oh my…I might get carried away with ideas.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely painted jars.

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  5. A girl can never have too many mason jars because there a million uses! I love how your design came out and your idea of using them for a first day of school gift. I may have to try that 🙂 Thank you for linking gip with us on Welcome Home Wednesday! We hope to see more of you next Wednesday at 7am CST!
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  6. SOOOOO super cute Michelle! LOVE the little details! You’ve definitely taken chalk painted mason jars to a whole new (beautiful) level!

  7. This is a really cute craft project. They would be perfect for giving small gifts (like gift cards) during the holidays. Thank your for sharing & linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party.
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  8. These turned out so cute! I typically don’t love painted mason jars (with a chalky finish… I don’t know why I”m fine with ta metallic finish. go figure) either way they turned out so cute! They would be perfect teacher presents! Pinned! Thanks for stopping by the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
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  9. Michelle, I have a thing about #Masonjars, if I see it I Pin It and it is pinned to my Mason Jar board that has over 1000 pictures of jars and bottles.

    I am so excited, this little project is so cute it should be featured and I would love to, visit-linkup-to-be-featured
    Friday Feature-Linky-Party

    Hope you have a great day!

  10. These are adorable! Thank you for posting!
    Question, what is Poly and when you say glue the paper to the lid do you use the modge podge?
    Thank you!

    • Sherry, Yes I did use Modge Podge on the lids. Poly is short for Polyurethane sealer. You can use Minwax waterbased.

    • Thank you so much Jamie! They were fun to create. I usually like neutrals in decorating, but the kiddos love color! It is nice to change things up a bit from their inspiration.

  11. Hi Michelle,
    I have seen lots of tutorials on painting mason jars, but none had the complete finished look like yours! I like how you even decorated the lid, using colorful paper to add some variety. The flower on top of each one look great! Thanks for partying with us at Talented Tuesday. Hope your week is going well!
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  12. Michelle, these mason jars are super sweet and pretty! I really like the embellishments you made on the lids:). Thanks so much for sharing your projects at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I appreciate so much your linking up every week. Take care, Tara
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  13. These are fabulous for gift giving Michelle. The painted jars and pretty paper lids are sweet enough but adding the bakers twine and painting chips takes them to another cuteness level! Pinning 🙂


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